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Now more than ever, women all over the world are being recognized for their presence in society. This year, @finishlinewomen is celebrating International Women’s Day all week long. We’re going to bring you a new story every day from 3/4 to 3/10 and each one will highlight what #girlpower is all about.

What’s girl empowerment without some good music!? To make sure we go out with a bang this week, we’re giving you our favorite #InternationalWomens playlist by @_modernfit.

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From Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj and Kelani, @_modernfit has the best singles to rock out to for the rest of the week. Keep up with @finishlinewomen and let us know your favorite! #WeAreMore

Now more than ever, women all over the world are being recognized for their presence in society. This year, @finishlinewomen is celebrating International Women’s Day all week long. We’re going to bring you a new story every day from 3/4 to 3/10 and each one will highlight what #girlpower is all about.

Written by:  Maria Mora 

The sneaker industry continues to be male-dominated, despite it being driven by innovation. Though the current state is a boy’s club, it is the powerful women behind some of your favorite designs that disrupt everything.

A legend in her own right, Tiffany Beers has designed some of the most groundbreaking silhouettes throughout her career, including Kanye West’s first shoe. Beers has clearly set the bar high in the sneaker world and has since taken her talents over to Tesla, where she continues to live out her passion for technology.

Her unstoppable nature and inspiring work ethic are enough to persuade anyone to follow their dreams. In honor of International Women’s Day, we took the opportunity to learn more about Tiffany Beers and how she was able to break into the industry.

Read the full interview below.

1. Coming from a background of plastics engineering, what was it that drew you into the world of footwear? Were you always passionate about sneakers?
I have always loved sneakers. I played sports all the time as a kid so I learned early the impact of footwear on performance. I remember having certain pairs of shoes that I simply just performed better in and felt better in. When I picked my major, I had no idea that it could lead to a job working on sneakers. I didn’t even realize that sneakers were mostly made of plastics at the time.

2. You’ve made a significant mark in the sneaker industry throughout your career. From your lens, can you tell us how the woman’s impact changed the industry over the years?
I think women have added a level of diversity to the sneaker industry, but I think the biggest impact is yet to come. I think the industry is still growing and evolving and women will play a key role in the future of the industry

3. What do you look for when buying sneakers?
I change it up all the time. When I select my sneakers, I first look for comfort then style based on what I’m going to be doing in them.

4. Who are some of your mentors and what is the best advice you’ve received throughout your career?
I think there is tons to learn from everyone you interact with but I do have a few people that I would consider mentors. I think it is important to have variety in who you pick to mentor you. I have mentors ranging from designers, executives, peers and even a few that are just out of college. I don’t think mentors necessarily have to be older than you to have good advice or perspective.
Some of the best advice I have received over the years
-“Listen to your gut, your instincts are always right” – I can’t remember who told me this, I’m sure it was many people… I just wish I would have listened to this one more. 
-“Risk your job don’t risk the company.” – Phil Knight. I think this applies widely to so many things in life.
-“Sink or swim” Tinker Hatfield – I hear this one in my head over and over as I try new and harder things.

5. What advice would you give to young women who are inspired to follow your path?
I would say if you are going to follow my path, know that my path was trying new things, having new experiences, not being afraid, failing and trying again and following my gut. I don’t think you need to go to the same school as me or have the same job as me or anything else, just fail fast and trust your gut and I am sure you will exceed anything I ever did.

6. What does the #WeAreMore movement mean to you?
The #wearemore movement is super special to me. I love the message it sends and how inclusive it is. To me its about energy, we are all about the energy we give day after day. Sometimes thats a smile, sometimes a kind word, sometimes taking a courageous risk and sometimes its just knowing #wearemore. I look forward to seeing it evolve and continue to inspire.

Keep up with @finishlinewomen this week and make sure you’re checking back with us on more things #InternationalWomensDay!

 

Now more than ever, women all over the world are being recognized for their presence in society. This year, @finishlinewomen is celebrating International Women’s Day all week long. We’re going to bring you a new story from 3/4 to 3/10 and each one will highlight #girlpower at its finest.

Our #WeAreMore movement is for every type of woman. We stand behind individuals who are pushing to inspire, who go for their goals and are not afraid to flaunt their style. “Staying true to yourself” is one of our favorite mottos and this year, we partnered up with adidas and influencers who stick to that mind set for International Women’s Day.

There isn’t one category you can place these women into. They’re fearless, determined and supporting those positive vibes we love. Whether these ladies are rushing to castings, clocking into a 9 to 5 or crushing their fitness goals, they’re making a positive impact not only with themselves but for other women around them and sharing their truth in life.

Wearing some of the latest adidas style, these girls mix things up on the street or in the gym. Designs like the EQT and UltraBOOST are popular choices for Finish Line Women and we are loving everything from their athleisure to street fashion moments. Comfort is always top of mind with these ladies and we’re right there with them!

Keep up with @finishlinewomen this week and make sure you’re checking back with us on more things #InternationalWomensDay!

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Now more than ever, women all over the world are being recognized for their presence in society. This year, @finishlinewomen is celebrating International Women’s Day all week long. We’re going to bring you a new story every day from 3/4 to 3/11 and each one will highlight what #girlpower is all about.

If you’re already feeling weighed down from your spring semester, need a break from your 9-5 or want some inspiration in life, than you should definitely check out podcasts by some fun, amazing ladies. With it being the week of #InternationalWomensDay we thought we would share our top podcasts that will add more to your girl boss ways!

The Lively Show 

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Jess Lively brings a little bit of intention to your everyday. Whether it’s a topic of wellness, money, business, relationships or simplifying, she has you covered.

Women, Work and Worth

This is a podcast that comes from the creators of Mavenly + Co, an online community about lifestyle with purpose and self-discovery. Episodes include advice from authors, entrepreneurs and even doctors. There’s something for everyone!

Girlboss radio with Sophia Amoruso

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Sophia interviews boundary-pushing women who have made their mark. “Conversations that humanize the known, champion the unknown, and laugh a little at the absurdity of life.” What better way to feel like a girl boss than to listen to the woman who brought that term to life? amiright?!

That’s So Retrograde

Spiritual, feminist and funny! That’s So Retrograde is a wellness podcast manifested by two funky gurus in training, Stephanie and Elizabeth. These two ladies merge pop culture and “wellness” together and seek out their most authentic selves, one mistake or mindful awakening – at a time.

Keep your eyes out for more #InternationalWomensDay features on the blog and @finishlinewomen all week! #WeAreMore

Now more than ever, women all over the world are being recognized for their presence in society. This year, @finishlinewomen is celebrating International Women’s Day all week long. We’re going to bring you a new story every day from 3/4 to 3/10 and each one will highlight what #girlpower is all about.

We want to highlight all of the latest product from @adidas for International Women’s Day. These looks are easy to fit into your athleisure rotation and can be for the gym or street. You will even see the customized “Women’s Day” logo on the inside of some of the shoes, something to separate them from other releases. Our influencers did an amazing job bringing these styles to life and we highlighted our favorites below!

adidas Adilette Slide worn by @evemeetswest

adidas PureBOOST X Element worn by @rarax3

adidas EQT Support ADV worn by @karixmichelle

adidas Girl Woman Female Boss Tank worn by @melliecay

Keep your eyes out for more #InternationalWomensDay features on the blog and @finishlinewomen all week! #WeAreMore

Now more than ever, women all over the world are being recognized for their presence in society. This year, @finishlinewomen is celebrating International Women’s Day all week long. We’re going to bring you a new story every day from 3/4 to 3/10 and each one will highlight what #girlpower is all about.

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Who doesn’t love some fun times with their best friends? One of the many rewarding feelings of having a close gal pal or group of ladies who support you are the memories you make with them. So far this year, we have seen many uplifting moments from our Finish Line women. Whether they’re running together, at brunch or attending events, they’re experts at girl dates. Check out some of our favorites below.

Workout buddies

It’s one thing to wake up and go to the gym or hustle to a fitness class on your own, but when you have your bestie there for support, it’s more than checking something off your daily to-do list. @melliecay and @rarax3 are two of our Finish Line women who are all about a good workout. Whether they’re crushing miles or taking a Flywheel class, it’s a girl date that brings those endorphines.

Brunch is a must

There’s nothing better than a good brunch date with your girls to have some laughs. With or without festivities the night before, you don’t need anything but good food and good company to enjoy a delicious meal. We always stop by @fitandyy’s page for some brunch inspiration. She tackles fitness and nutrition on a different level and we love it!

Night on the town


Although It’s hard to come across girls who aren’t reppin’ #teamcozy head-to-toe these days, there’s always a chance of getting an itch to mix things up for a night out. We absolutely love this look by @evemeetswest. 100% still cozy, but she found more height and switched out the sneakers  with some adorable bootie heels. A cocktail and some dance moves never hurt any girls date. Amiright!?

An event to remember

You can find all kinds of events to attend with your friends, but it’s something special when it’s the event that brings you closer to a group of women. From races to sport brand awareness, it’s a girl date that opens doors and allows you to meet people who have  similar interests in life. We love keeping up with @dianakmir, because she’s always spreading the #girlpower vibes with her sneaker tribe.

Keep your eyes out for more #InternationalWomensDay features on the blog and @finishlinewomen all week! #WeAreMore

Now more than ever, women all over the world are being recognized for their presence in society. This year, @finishlinewomen is celebrating International Women’s Day all week long. We’re going to bring you a new story every day from 3/4 to 3/10 and each one will highlight what #girlpower is all about.

We wanted to know who inspires our Finish Line women on a daily basis. Who they look up to and the influence these relationships have on their life. It’s important for other women to encourage and lift up one another even if it’s from afar. Check out who our influencers mentioned below!

@montanaefaw:

“This woman has become family to me and also happens to be a female rapping rockstar. She goes by the name Lipstick Killer and her spirit toward life inspires me. She reminds me, no dream is ever too small. She’s a girl’s girl, as am I, and it’s so amazing to have supportive women in your life. Women that cheer each other on or help each other reach their dreams!”

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“To have seen the journey of Lady Gaga where I did for the past eight years has been pretty inspiring for sure! The talent is one thing but it takes a certain kind of person to do what she does, and she always does it with grace and kindness! A real superstar and bad ass woman. I’ve learned so much from her over the years.”

@rarax3:

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“I wouldn’t be where I am today without @beccafit4life. I met her through work back in 2014 and she got me started with running. She consistently invited me out to a run club she started at work and guided me every step of the way. She was my personal running coach, she introduced me to running races, and she mentored me through my early days on Instagram and fitness blogging scene. Today, we are closer than before and she continues to inspire my fitness and life adventures with positivity, encouragement, and most importantly real talk.”

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“I love everything about Michelle Obama. She’s the perfect example of a leading lady in that she uses her influence to educate and empower others. Her love and compassion for her family, for women, and for children are unparalleled. Every day she inspires me to be a woman who empowers other women and helps others. I hope one day I can be a force multiplier like Michelle.”

@nicolekirkland:

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Jen Sincero. She is the author of “You Are a Badass” which is the first self-help book I read. It was utterly amazing. Jen speaks to her readers in a very relatable manner, which instantly opened my eyes to a whole new world of positivity and gratitude. It was the start of my spiritual journey. If my first self-help book wasn’t as good and easy to understand as Jen’s, I might not be the spiritual, happier person I am today. I have Jen to thank for that.”

@_modernfit 

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“My mom is the number one inspiration in my life. She taught me the importance of independence and standing up for myself. She had to play two roles for a part of my life, mother & father –most importantly, she also became by best friend.”

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“Another person who has been an inspiration for years is Valerie Julian. An entrepreneur & stylist, she’s a true leader wherever her feet take her. Looking back at our memories together, I see that she really influenced me to be my true self in my own style. She carries herself with grace and her presence truly helped shaped who I am today.”

Keep your eyes out for more #InternationalWomensDay features on the blog and @finishlinewomen this week. #WeAreMore